Slashed council funding will not affect the ambitious multi-million-pound projects connected with the Aberdeen city region deal, a committee heard yesterday.
Derek Mackay said his budget would support City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness as well as growth deals for Moray, Argyll and Bute and the islands.
VIDEO: The UK Government outlines what the City Region Deal will bring to Inverness and the Highlands
The benefits of the City Region Deal for Inverness and the Highlands have been outlined in a video from the UK Government.
Sir Ian Wood has revealed his frustration at the “hell of a long time” it is taking to move forward with the City Region Deal - as it emerged £14.5million of the pot went unspent last year.
Aberdeen council leaders have claimed that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay “misled parliament” in an ongoing row over government funding.
Campaigners have warned the future of a £23million sports complex could be in jeopardy if councillors do not commit to it financially.
Transport bosses are being warned by council chiefs not to divert a £200million boost for north-east train passengers to projects which mainly help other parts of the country.
The people of Moray are being asked to help secure a major cash boost that could transform the area over the coming decades.
Moray Council's ambitious bid to attract a multi-million pound investment for the region has moved forward.
A Holyrood committee has asked the public to make their views known on city and region deals - like those in place for Aberdeen and Inverness.
The Scottish Government has pledged to work with Moray Council to prepare a city deal for the region.
High-level dignitaries from the UK and Scottish governments will jet to the Granite City on Monday to officially sign the £250million Aberdeen City Region Deal.
Aberdeen's long awaited City Region Deal could be signed this month.
Moray Council is launching an ambitious bid to land its own "city deal" to fund a £12million industrial estate and generate thousands of new jobs.
Business leaders in Inverness yesterday backed the £315million City Region Deal investment as a boost for the economy across the north.
The long-awaited City Region deal will be unveiled today - unlocking £1billion of funding for the north over the next 20 years.
The long-awaited city deal for Inverness is expected to be announced in today's Budget, the Press and Journal has learned.
Aberdeen MSPs criticised the “derisory” city region deal today as they called on the UK Government to do more to support the north-east.
Council chiefs are pushing the UK and Scottish governments for a multimillion pound "Islands Deal" to unlock major new investment.
David Cameron last night revealed more money could be on its way to the north-east as it emerged the value of the City Region Deal is expected to soar to £1.2billlion.
The Aberdeen City Deal which was signed today represents an important milestone in the city’s proud commercial history, writes Lord Dunlop.
SENIOR political figures last night raised hopes that Inverness is poised to secure a lucrative package of UK and Scottish government support worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has given his clearest indication yet that the Aberdeen and Inverness city deal bids will be given the go-ahead.
A new City Deal for Aberdeen could help the city off the rollercoaster economy created by North Sea oil’s boom and bust nature.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has raised hopes that the north-east’s £2.9billion City Deal could be signed-off before the end of the year.
Sir Ian Wood will spearhead the north-east’s bid to secure a £2.9billion City Deal, it has been announced.
Prime Minister David Cameron has praised communities for coming together to put together their "transformational" City Deal bids.
A major vision for the north-east’s future has challenged Westminster and Holyrood to help transform the region’s transport system, unlock new housing schemes and create world-leading research facilities.
North-east local authorities have hailed a "major milestone" in their bid to secure a £2.9billion City Deal for the region.
Scotland Office minister Andrew Dunlop insisted his "door is open" ahead of his visit to Aberdeen today for detailed talks over the lucrative City Deal.
A UK Government minister has warned north-east local authorities that it is up to them to ensure that their bid for a £3billion City Deal is "credible" and "robust".
Nicola Sturgeon has urged the people of Inverness to "seize the moment" to shape the future of the Highland capital and voice their ideas for spending a £300million funding package.